StubHub and Skate to Exclusive Advertising Relationship; Leader in Secondary Ticketing Signs Pact with Official NHL Website

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2006--StubHub, the leading open marketplace dedicated to tickets, announced that it has signed an exclusive advertising agreement with, the official website of the National Hockey League. The partnership will see StubHub become a highly visible and sole secondary resource for site users to shop for tickets through

"We are extremely pleased to forge this relationship with, the most heavily trafficked site dedicated to hockey on the Internet," said Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of StubHub. "This advertising relationship will provide significant visibility of the StubHub ticket marketplace to the avid hockey fans that visit and subsequently provide them another trusted resource to buy and sell NHL hockey tickets."

“We are extremely pleased to forge this relationship with, the most heavily trafficked site dedicated to hockey on the Internet”

StubHub continues to expand its roster of alliances with professional sports entities. Previously in 2005, the company announced a partnership with NHL member the Washington Capitals, joining the Dallas Stars as ticket partners. In toll, StubHub has now partnered with 17 professional teams and collegiate programs including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears as well as the universities of Southern California and Alabama among others.

"With all of the changes in our game, fans have been coming out in record numbers to experience the excitement of the NHL for themselves," said Keith Ritter, President of NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises. "By adding the StubHub ticket marketplace to our offering it provides a unique option for purchasing those sought after NHL tickets in a safe, reliable and guaranteed environment."

StubHub reinvented and continues to lead the ticket resale market in innovation by connecting sellers and buyers via its FanConnect(sm) system, the company's unique, patent-pending, convenient, secure, and highly reliable ticket fulfillment service. All transactions in the StubHub marketplace are covered by the StubHub FanProtect(sm) Guarantee which ensures buyers will receive the tickets ordered once a transaction has been confirmed. Along with ensuring that your transactions are safe and secure, the FanProtect system guards against issues with tickets' shipment, validity, or even receipt.

About StubHub

StubHub is the leading open marketplace dedicated to tickets. StubHub's open marketplace allows fans to buy and sell tickets to sporting, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub's goal is that fans always find a choice of select seats at fair market value, even for events that are "sold out." The company reinvented the ticket resale market and continues to lead through innovation, by connecting sellers and buyers via its FanNetwork(sm) system, the company's patent-pending, convenient, secure, and highly reliable ticket fulfillment service; StubHub supports all fan transactions with the StubHub FanProtect(sm) Guarantee. StubHub partners include sports teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, leading NCAA athletic programs including USC, Alabama and Syracuse, and media companies including AOL. StubHub regularly partners with leading recording artists such as Britney Spears and Alanis Morissette to offer tickets to exclusive events in support of their charities. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information on StubHub, visit

About the NHL

The National Hockey League, founded November 22, 1917, is the second oldest of the four major team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs based in the United States and Canada, entertaining more than 100 million fans each season through attendance and broadcasting. Research indicates that NHL fans are some of the most tech savvy, educated and affluent in professional sports. The NHL has one of the most diverse player demographics with more than 30 percent of NHL players hailing from outside North America from 19 different countries. Through the NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer, Hockey's All-Star Kids and NHL Diversity, and supports the charitable efforts of all NHL players. NHL and Stanley Cup are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. For more information on the NHL, fans may log on to


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